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Zierholz Belconnen finally open!

By 23 February 2012 19

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The new Zierholz bar at University of Canberra has finally opened this week, bringing fancy beer, cider, and wood-fired pizza to the disadvantaged Northsiders! (This was first talked about in early 2010).

From the UCU website, their hours are:

Monday: 9am – 6pm.
Tuesday-Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 9am – 11pm
Saturday: 10am – 11pm
Sunday: Closed

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19 Responses to Zierholz Belconnen finally open!
#1
nanzan3:05 pm, 23 Feb 12

Hooray…at last!

#2
fnaah3:20 pm, 23 Feb 12

sweeeeeeeet

#3
p13:39 pm, 23 Feb 12

Closed Sunday? :(

#4
curlylocks5:30 pm, 23 Feb 12

Wonderful about time!!!!! Yes sucks about it not been open on Sundays.

#5
Deref5:42 pm, 23 Feb 12

Sounds very interesting! I hope they’re making some Real Ales!

#6
johnboy5:43 pm, 23 Feb 12

As you might expect from the name he’s very much of the German school.

Having said that he does do some darker beers.

#7
Danman7:42 pm, 23 Feb 12

Yay Christoph – Been following your business since M@ introduced us a while back… Good to see the move into Belco, makes it a little more taxi accessible for us far north folk..We’ll be seeing you real soon mate :)

#8
WhyTheLongFace9:22 pm, 23 Feb 12

Northside WIN!!!!!!!

#9
Mr Waffle9:37 am, 24 Feb 12

Had a pint of German Ale there the other day, quite enjoyable. The menu looks good too. I imagine they’ll get a fare bit of traffic come crunch time for uni students near the end of the semester!!

#10
Kath9:47 am, 24 Feb 12

The UCU opening hours appear to be only a guide – I was hoping to try their coffee at 9:30, but they were still closed and looked like they were just thinking about unstacking tables. No opening hours on the door or anything, though, so it might be a miscommunication.

#11
Duffbowl9:53 am, 24 Feb 12

johnboy said :

As you might expect from the name he’s very much of the German school.

Having said that he does do some darker beers.

Johnboy, the Germans have quite a tradition of darker beers as well.
Dark Munich Lagers (Deep copper to dark brown) – Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel, Hacker-Pschorr Alt Munich Dark, Paulaner Alt Münchner Dunkel, Weltenburger Kloster Barock-Dunkel, Ettaler Kloster Dunkel, Hofbräu Dunkel
Schwarzbier (Medium to very dark brown) – Köstritzer Schwarzbier, Kulmbacher Mönchshof Premium Schwarzbier, Einbecker Schwarzbier
Braunschweig Mumme (Deep copper to black)
Dunkelweizen (Light copper to dark brown) – Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel, Ayinger Ur-Weisse, Franziskaner Dunkel Hefe-Weisse, Schneider Weisse (Original), Ettaler Weissbier Dunkel, Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark, Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen, Edelweiss Dunkel Weissbier, Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel, Kapuziner Weissbier Schwarz

#12
EvanJames10:20 am, 24 Feb 12

I think I had the German Ale when they served it at Pork Barrel. Tons better than Swill which is fankly a pretty inferior beer. I haven’t tried all the Zierholz beers but have to say, I am more impressed by what the wig and pen have, especially in ales.

#13
Thoroughly Smashed11:33 am, 24 Feb 12

Duffbowl said :

johnboy said :

As you might expect from the name he’s very much of the German school.

Having said that he does do some darker beers.

Johnboy, the Germans have quite a tradition of darker beers as well.
Dark Munich Lagers (Deep copper to dark brown) – Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel, Hacker-Pschorr Alt Munich Dark, Paulaner Alt Münchner Dunkel, Weltenburger Kloster Barock-Dunkel, Ettaler Kloster Dunkel, Hofbräu Dunkel
Schwarzbier (Medium to very dark brown) – Köstritzer Schwarzbier, Kulmbacher Mönchshof Premium Schwarzbier, Einbecker Schwarzbier
Braunschweig Mumme (Deep copper to black)
Dunkelweizen (Light copper to dark brown) – Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel, Ayinger Ur-Weisse, Franziskaner Dunkel Hefe-Weisse, Schneider Weisse (Original), Ettaler Weissbier Dunkel, Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark, Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen, Edelweiss Dunkel Weissbier, Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel, Kapuziner Weissbier Schwarz

You beat me to it, though here’s a general list of dark German beer styles for simplicity:
Schwarzbier (literally “black beer”)
Dunkel (literally “dark”)
Dunkelweizen (dark wheat beer)
Dunkler Bock (strong dark beer)
Weizen Bock (strong wheat beer)
(Doppelbock/Weizen Doppelbock (“double” strong, ~8% ABV)
Eisbock (Doppelbock with fractional freezing to further concentrate the alcohol and flavour)

Some of the tastiest beers I’ve come across fall in to those last two categories.

#14
johnboy11:37 am, 24 Feb 12

I’m really not dissing german dark beers guys,

but they’re not the same thing as a hand drawn real ale from the british tradition.

Not worse, not better, just different.

#15
Thoroughly Smashed11:53 am, 24 Feb 12

johnboy said :

I’m really not dissing german dark beers guys,

It didn’t come across that way, it just seemed that you might not have been fully aware of what the German beer tradition has come up with over the years.

johnboy said :

Not worse, not better, just different.

Agreed. There isn’t a great deal of overlap between the styles that each region traditionally produces so any claims of superiority would be pointless.

#16
Duffbowl1:46 pm, 24 Feb 12

johnboy said :

I’m really not dissing german dark beers guys,

Never thought you were, JB, just happy to edumacate people about beer.

CZ makes some rather fine beers. Now all I need is a Belgian brewer to open in Canberra or NSW for me to be a happy camper…

#17
Skidd Marx2:27 pm, 24 Feb 12

I downed a few pints there last night. The place was fairly packed and yet the atmosphere was completely sterile. Hopefully they can do something about this.

#18
devils_advocate3:39 pm, 24 Feb 12

Anyone tried the food? Is it a good place to go to have a relaxed dinner?

#19
SnapperJack5:03 am, 25 Feb 12

Boy, things have changed at UC from when I was there in the 1980s. Back then the most exotic thing at the old college bar was sculling cans of VB with the jukebox playing 45rpm singles in the background.

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